March 28, 2024

Ephesians 6:21–22
21 But that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make all things known to you; 22 whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our affairs, and that he may comfort your hearts.

A faithful minister in the Lord. God has called us to be faithful to Him. Tychicus was trusted by Paul, who was a prisoner, to be a messenger to various churches to deliver the Gospel.

Tychicus was a beloved man who not only believed in Jesus but demonstrated it by loving others. He treated others by loving them and helping them.

Tychicus was faithful, trusted, and loved. He knew where his strength came from. He walked in the strength of the Lord.

Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 4:2, “Moreover it is required in stewards that one be found faithful.”

Tychicus was faithful and steadfast and abounded in the work of the Lord. Paul knew he could depend upon Tychicus. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always bounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”

The church needs the Tychicus’ who are willing to do the work of God. How important are those who are willing to work sharing the Gospel in love.

Whatever God has called us to do is important. The work of God is not in vain. What a great compliment Paul paid Tychicus. Paul knew he could trust Tychicus with faithfully carrying the Gospel, being a messenger of God’s Word.

We too are messengers of God’s Word. Wherever we go, whatever God has called us to do we are messengers of God. We must be faithful in doing God’s work.